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March 1932

CHEILITIS AND STOMATITIS FROM ST37 TOOTHPASTE

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OAKLAND, CALIF.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(3):439-443. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020455002
Abstract

Instances of cheilitis and stomatitis resulting from the use of toothpastes and mouth washes have been reported in the past ; for instance, the Odol dermatitis mentioned by Jadassohn. When a new dentifrice is introduced to the public and when several instances of irritation from its use are seen in one office shortly thereafter, a report of such cases would seem to be in order. ST37 toothpaste is a new toothpaste being introduced by Sharp and Dohme, which is supposed to contain hexylresorcinol solution. The succeeding instances of irritation following its use were seen in the short time of two months.

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—Miss V., a nurse, aged 20, consulted us on Feb. 24, 1931, because of severe cheilitis and circumoral dermatitis of two days' duration. Her history disclosed the fact that she had begun the use of ST37 toothpaste about two weeks previously. No other

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